You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

13

5

▼  8th Inning 0 outs

Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, 68; Israeli general encouraged peace negotiations

AMNON LIPKIN-SHAHAK

Nati Harnick/A.P./file 1999

AMNON LIPKIN-SHAHAK

JERUSALEM — Amnon ­Lipkin-Shahak, a former Israeli military chief who later became a Cabinet minister, died Wednesday after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.

Revered in Israel as a daring commando and admired general, Mr. Lipkin-Shahak’s term as military chief in the 1990s included coping with a wave of suicide bombings against Israel along with the military coordination that accompanied ­nascent peace talks.

Continue reading below

Even while still in uniform, he conducted negotiations with Israel’s bitterest enemies and later in life became a staunch supporter of peace with Syria and the Palestinians.

He oversaw a 16-day military campaign, named ‘‘Grapes of Wrath,’’ against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon in 1996.

He began his service as a paratrooper and was twice decorated with Israel’s Medal of Courage for his conduct of special operations.

One of those operations was a famed 1973 raid on Beirut, in which Israeli commandos rowed in from the Mediterranean Sea to attack and kill top Palestinians behind the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.